Donut Cookies

Everyone is still going nuts for donuts, it’s a craze that isn’t slowing down. Donut cookies are so versatile, you can decorate cakes with them, pop them on ice creams, let your kids decorate them or just eat them! Here’s a quick cookie DIY.


  • Cookie dough
  • Royal icing powder
  • Sprinkles or jimmies
  • Wilton gel food colour


Rolling pin, Baking tray, Circle cookie cutters, Baking paper, Icing bags, Toothpicks and clips (I just use small zip lock bags with Ikea clips) 

1. Make up some cookie dough and using two circle cookie cutters, cut out some doughnut shapes. Once they are all cut out chill the tray in the fridge for 15 minutes so that the dough holds its shape. Bake according to the cookie dough recipe. Keep an eye on them as cooking times depend on the size of your cookie. Once they are slightly golden they are ready!  

2. While your cookies are cooling make up two bowls of royal icing. One a thicker toothpaste consistency for outlining your cookies and create a barrier. The other bowl should be a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding your cookie. I use royal icing powder and Wilton gel colours only because that’s what my nearest shop sells. There are lots of great products out there. Today I’m making pastel rainbow donuts so I separate the icing into smaller bowls to colour and then bag the icing. I use small zip lock bags and clips as that’s what I have on hand. I keep my thicker icing bags on the left of my work space and thinner icing bags on the right. If you get mixed up you can always squeeze a little out to see which it is. 

3. Line the donut cookies with the outline icing, one for the outside circle and one for the inside. The beauty of donuts is there is no right or wrong squiggly line. That’s why it’s a great activity for kids too. 

4. Flood the area with the thinner icing. If there are air bubbles or lumps, use a toothpick to pop them or drag them carefully to the side to disguise them, without disturbing the icing barrier. Then decorate as you wish. I have chosen white sprinkles and coloured jimmies in the same colour as the icing. Leave to dry. They can take several hours to be completely dry so if they are for a special occasion make them the day before. 

And there you have some cute delicious cookie donuts for a fun treat!!

There are lots of fun spins on these donuts, I have a soft spot for ombré. You can pair them with milk for an afternoon play date. Or in summer they look beautiful on an ice cream. Enjoy x

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